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Sports & outdoor recreation

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The Everything Knots Book Step-By-Step Instructions for Tying Any Knot

The Everything Knots Book Step-By-Step Instructions for Tying Any Knot

Author: Randy Penn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2004

Simple instructions on how to tie over 100 useful and decorative knots A well-tied knot is at once a practical tool and a work of art. With names like hangman's noose and wagoneer's hitch, knots have a rich history of usefulness and an aesthetic appeal all their own. From the boat to the backyard, The Everything Knots Book provides simple instructions on how to tie knots for any situation. Written by Randy Penn, a member of the International Guild of Knot Tyers, this handy guide walks readers through the basics and offers myriad suggestions for creative uses of these knots. Mr. Penn shows readers how to: Choose the right rope and knot for the job Tie knots safely and securely Create decorative knots for clothing and accessories Practice knot-tying through games and exercises Packed with easy-to-follow instructions and clear illustrations, The Everything Knots Book makes learning this useful skill fun and easy.

Ethnicity, Sport, Identity Struggles for Status

Ethnicity, Sport, Identity Struggles for Status

Author: J. A. Mangan Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/02/2004

The struggle for status within sport is a microcosm of the struggle for rights, freedom and recognition within society. Injustices within sport often reflect larger injustices in society as a whole. In South Africa, for example, sport has been crucial in advancing the rights and liberty of oppressed groups. The geographical and chronological range of the essays in Ethnicity, Sport, Identity reveal the global role of sport in this advance. The collection examines cases of discrimination directed at individuals or groups, resulting in their exclusion from full participation in sport and their consequent struggle for inclusion. It shows how ethnic and national identity are sources of social cohesion and political assertion within sport, and it illustrates the manner in which sport has served to project ethnicity in various, often contradictory ways. It depicts sport as an agent of conservatism and radicalism, superiority and subordination, confidence and lack of confidence, and as a source of disenfranchisement and enfranchisement. That sport has been, and continues to be, a potent means of both ethnic restriction and release can no longer be ignored.

Serious Sport J.A. Mangan's Contribution to the History of Sport

Serious Sport J.A. Mangan's Contribution to the History of Sport

Author: Scott Crawford Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/02/2004

Trial-blazer and mentor, Professor J.A. Mangan is a distinguished scholar in the fields of sports history whose work has inspired a generation of historians and social scientists across the globe. His seminal book on athleticism and imperialism commanded attention and applause from a broad range of historians and social scientists across the globe. His seminal work on athleticism and imperialism commanded attention and applause from a broad range of historians. It opened new horizons of inquiry providing the field with a richly perceptive study of hegemony and patronage, of cultural assimilation and adaptation, and of the ways that power elites used sport for socialization, acculturation and social control. His later works continued to pose critical, sometimes controversial questions, providing new and provocative insights into the complex social issues involved in the development and diffusion of sporting activity. The geographical horizons of his work now span the globe. This volume is a fitting tribute to the scholarship and lasting accomplishments of a pioneer who has mentored - and continues to mentor - numerous young scholars internationally, simultaneously developing and maintaining high quality channels through which to disseminate sport history research. In appraising his scholarship the contributors to this collection demonstrate their debt to his vision and achievements. This volume was previously published as a special issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport

Serious Sport J.A. Mangan's Contribution to the History of Sport

Serious Sport J.A. Mangan's Contribution to the History of Sport

Author: Scott Crawford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/02/2004

Trial-blazer and mentor, Professor J.A. Mangan is a distinguished scholar in the fields of sports history whose work has inspired a generation of historians and social scientists across the globe. His seminal book on athleticism and imperialism commanded attention and applause from a broad range of historians and social scientists across the globe. His seminal work on athleticism and imperialism commanded attention and applause from a broad range of historians. It opened new horizons of inquiry providing the field with a richly perceptive study of hegemony and patronage, of cultural assimilation and adaptation, and of the ways that power elites used sport for socialization, acculturation and social control. His later works continued to pose critical, sometimes controversial questions, providing new and provocative insights into the complex social issues involved in the development and diffusion of sporting activity. The geographical horizons of his work now span the globe. This volume is a fitting tribute to the scholarship and lasting accomplishments of a pioneer who has mentored - and continues to mentor - numerous young scholars internationally, simultaneously developing and maintaining high quality channels through which to disseminate sport history research. In appraising his scholarship the contributors to this collection demonstrate their debt to his vision and achievements. This volume was previously published as a special issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport

Outside Magazine's Urban Adventure Seattle

Outside Magazine's Urban Adventure Seattle

Author: Maria Dolan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/02/2004

Seattle is blessed with myriad sports opportunities. Puget Sound is a worldwide sea kayaking, sailing, and fishing mecca; Mount Rainier tops every young mountaineer's must-do list. For newcomers and longtime residents, Urban Adventure: Seattle supplies the details and tips that would otherwise take years to acquire. You'll find salmon fishing from your kayak within city limits; nearby island camping to rival that in the San Juans, without the crowds; bouldering routes within thirty minutes of town; and the wildest annual whitewater kayak weekend around.

3. Fachtagung Sauglings- und Kleinkinderschwimmen

3. Fachtagung Sauglings- und Kleinkinderschwimmen

Author: Dsv-Jugend Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2004

Sites of Sport Space, Place and Experience

Sites of Sport Space, Place and Experience

Author: John (Keele University, UK and Aarhuus University, Denmark) Bale Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2004

The study of built environments such as gymnasiums, football stadiums, swimmimg pools and skating rinks provides unique information about the historical enclosure of the gendered and sexualised body, the body's capabilities, needs and desires. It illuminates the tensions between the globalising tendencies of sport and the importance of local culture and a sense of place. This collection uses spatial concepts and examples to examine the nature and development of sporting practices. At a time when the importance of spacial theories and spacial metaphors to sport is being increasingly recognised, this pioneering work on the changing landscape of sporting life will appeal to students of the history, sociology and management of sport.

My Turf Horses, Boxers, Blood Money, And The Sporting Life

My Turf Horses, Boxers, Blood Money, And The Sporting Life

Author: William Nack Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2003

William Nack has won the prestigious Eclipse Award-given annually for the best magazine piece on horseracing-an unprecedented six times. His only previous book, Secretariat: The Making of a Champion, has been eloquently described by Laura Hillenbrand, author of Seabiscuit, as the gold standard of horse books.Now, Nack's finest turf writing, coupled with an ample assortment of dead-on profiles and investigative stories across the world of sports, is brought together in My Turf. Nack serves up unforgettable portraits: from his celebrated account of the death of Secretariat to his homage to both Yankee Stadium and Saratoga, including one-of-a-kind profiles of boxers Sonny Liston and Rocky Marciano, jockeys Willie Shoemaker and Robbie Davis, baseball players Keith Hernandez and the schizophrenic Martin Bergen, basketball coach Rick Pitino, and the chess master Bobby Fischer.